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Hi my ps3 wont play any discs or indeed seem to start reading them. It clicks once or twice and then the menu screen comes on. Its as if a motor isnt working .

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  • minola123 Nov 16, 2008

    Cheers for that. No discs are recognised as being in the machine

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Have you done a update to the PS3 recently? if so some of the updates are corrupting the firmware and you may need to downgrade to get games working properly. only do this if you have exausted what the other guys have advised above

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    Lee Hodgson Nov 16, 2008

    one more thing is to buy a can of compressed air, and blast where the disk inserts

    good luck


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Hi,

Initially, try cleaning the lens or use a CD disc cleaner. Additionally, pls inspect the motor. They have been known to stop working after some time. Pls reference this post where ideas on how to revive a defective motor may be gleamed.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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The laser more then likley is going out and the motor follows Here to help Shaun

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Check the disk in any other device. or check any other disc in your device to locate the exact problem. sometimes the discs are faulty.

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  • fixyy Nov 16, 2008

    if the ps3 is still under warranty take it to the repair center and get it replaced.if u thing it is dropped from your hand or got banged somewhere then it is a physical damage so the company will not consider it in a warranty terms and conditions.
    take it to the repair center.what problem you r having is a common problem faced by many customers as the lens of the device is either broken or got dust or moisturte collected on its glass.so the lens is unable to read the disks inserted and shows this problem.
    just get that lens repaired and it will work as usual.


    thanks.

  • fixyy Nov 16, 2008

    to repair it manually u can try this option
    Get  the best Cleaner that  you can find from Gamestop or other place like Best buy or Cicuit City.  Try using those to clean the laser with out disassembling your PS3.  The Blue Ray drive(lens) is very complicated.  If you disassemble the Blue Ray drive(lens) to clean the laser, you may never be successfull at Reassembly.

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